9 Best Places to Go Shopping in the Civic District

Although diminutive in size, Singapore’s Civic District presents plenty of shopping options. From quaint boutiques selling locally designed garments to huge mega-malls, this is one of Singapore’s dark horses when it comes to shopping. The Civic District is famed for being the centre for all things historical, and the numerous museums, parks and old-age memorials … Read more

3 Best Places to Go Shopping in Geylang and Joo Chiat

East of the central area of Singapore, Geylang Serai has been the centre of the Malay community since the mid-19th century. ‘Geylang’ means ‘mill or factory’ named after the many processing plants in the old days. Today, you can browse around the markets and shops there selling wares catering to the needs of the Muslim community. … Read more

What to Do on a Short Trip to Bintan Island

Bintan Island is a popular holiday destination that’s less than an hour’s ferry ride from the southern coast of Singapore. Bintan presents a tropical island getaway for the throngs of day and weekend-trippers from the mainland. The island’s pristine, white sand beaches are the main draw here, along with quaint seaside villages and an impressive … Read more

Singapore Festivals and Events

Festivals in Singapore are a true reflection of the incredible diversity of this tiny city-state. The people of Singapore are comprised of multiple ethnicities, cultures and religious backgrounds, and the festivals across the island cater for all. The vast Chinese community celebrate their New Year in February, Vesak Day in May is a vibrant and … Read more

Singapore on a Budget: Your Ultimate Guide

This guide to Singapore on a budget is proof that with a little insider’s advice, visiting this fascinating country doesn’t have to drain all your money. Sure, Singapore can be ludicrously expensive depending on where you go and what you do, but if you’re careful enough you can actually eat, shop and get around town … Read more

12 Best Night Spots in Chinatown

Nightlife in Chinatown Singapore tends to offer something a little more alternative compared to the city’s more well-known party destinations. Most of the bars and clubs in this area fall into the ‘quirky’, ‘compact’ and ‘independent’ categories, attracting mixed crowds who are looking for somewhere to unwind and have fun at the end of the … Read more

7 Best Nightlife in Bugis and Kampong Glam

Once upon a time, nightlife in Bugis was the talking point of the town. The neighbourhood used to be a magnet for sailors from overseas, and come nightfall, the streets would fill up with entertainers, transvestites and markets stalls – all doing their best to keep the visiting military personnel occupied. Nowadays, any discussion of … Read more

8 Best Places to Go Shopping in Clarke Quay & Riverside

The best shopping in Clarke Quay and Riverside includes all the most popular malls in the area, as well as some more out-of-the way fashion boutiques and independent arts and crafts shops. The Clarke Quay and Riverside area is one of the most frequented tourist spots in the whole of the city – and for … Read more